Anniversary Mass: The Quincy Cursillo Community will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a Mass and carry-in meal Sunday, Aug. 10, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2600 Maine in Quincy. Activities include music at 1 p.m., and Mass at 2 p.m., concelebrated by the Rev. John Doctor and the Rev. Tom Henseler. The carry-in meal will be at 3 p.m. More information is available at www.quincycursillo.com or by calling Dennis Steinkamp, lay director, at 217-316-0489, or emailing him at email@example.com.
Revival: West Point Christian Church is having a tent revival in the West Point park on Aug. 16 starting with a meal at 4:30 p.m. Church services Aug. 17 will be in the park at 9 a.m. Music will be by One Accord, the Cross Country Boys, the Harmony Trio and On Stage.
Anniversary: Sister Janet Voss, CPPS, also known as Sister Francis Agnes, is celebrating 50 years as a member of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon, Mo. She will celebrate her 50th Jubilee and renew her vows on Aug. 10, with a Mass at St. Joseph Chapel in O'Fallon, followed by a reception in the Village of St. Mary's. A celebration will also be held in Quincy on Aug. 17, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church, followed by an open house from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the home of Sister Janet's sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Donald Oitker, 1173 E. 1700th St., Liberty (first lane off the Plainville Blacktop south of the Quincy Airport). Family and friends are invited to the Mass and open house. Sister Janet professed her vows on Aug. 10, 1964, at St. Mary's Institute in O'Fallon. She is originally from Fowler and was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Mendon. For 16 years, she served the community as a seamstress in the ecclesiastical art department. She also served as librarian at St. Mary's College in O'Fallon that was operated by the Precious Blood Sisters. During that time, she received her associate's degree from St. Mary's College. When the college closed, Sister Janet went to work as a librarian for St. Charles Community College, retiring in 2010 after 23 years of service. Sister Janet also holds a word processing degree from St. Charles Community College.
Simulcast: The Crossing, 150 S. 48th, will hold a Beth Moore Living Proof Live simulcast from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the church. Tickets are $20, with a $5 optional lunch, and can be purchased at The Crossing. For more information, call 217-224-6374.
Benefit: The Luther Memorial Church, 12th and Jersey, will hold a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Fellowship Hall. All proceeds will be used for the benefit of the church's food pantry.
Park celebration: Lutherfest 2014 will be 4-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, in Paloma Park. The event will begin with a contemporary worship service followed by a potluck supper. The event will also include a volleyball tournament, face painting and yard games. A presentation by the Puppet Posse will be held for children. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and a dish to share. Lutherfest is sponsored by CROSS, a group of congregations in the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. For more information, call Jennie at 217-653-5287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communitywide event: From noon until 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Clemens Field in Hannibal, Mo., will be the site of a "Celebration of Grace, God's Promise For You." It will feature inspirational speakers, a band, a comedian and music by local churches. Praise teams, praise bands, choirs and handbell groups will perform. There will also be a children's activity area. The event is sponsored by St. John's Lutheran in cooperation with other area churches. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Bob Yonker of East Dundee. The duo Lost and Found and comedian Bob Smiley will perform. Admission is free. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 573-221-0215 or go to www.celebrategracemo.org.
Annual homecoming: The annual Bethel Homecoming will be Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Bethel Church. A basket dinner will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by a church music program at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by violinist Meredith Spradlin, a Burlend descendant and descendant of Josiah Wade. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, table service and lawn chair.
Ice cream social: Centennial Ebenezer United Methodist Church, on Route 61, one mile east of Big Neck, will hold an ice cream social at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. The meal, for a free-will offering, will include chocolate, vanilla, pineapple and banana homemade ice cream; ham salad, chicken salad and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; and cake, toppings and drinks.
Mission fundraiser: First Christian Church, 1415 Maine St., will hold an ice cream social 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the church's Fellowship Hall. The meal will include church-rite sandwiches, chips, a drink, homemade cake and homemade ice cream. A free-will offering will benefit Armenian mission work.
Beyond divorce: A Divorce and Beyond Workshop is being offered at St. Francis. It is for those who are divorced. People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome. The team leaders consist of formerly divorced people and a retired judge formerly assigned to family court. Topics covered include the process of divorce, positive self-image, handling stress, expressing anger, dealing with blame and guilt, overcoming difficulties, the decision to forgive, pathways to growth, children of divorce and the annulment process (for Catholics). Registration is required and a $20 donation for materials is requested. The sessions will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, and Oct. 6, 13, 20 and ending Monday, Oct. 27. The workshop will meet in the Brother Martin Room in St. Francis Rectory, 1721 College Ave., Quincy. To register, call John and Nancy 224-6497.